Category Archives: Inequality

The Real Threat to Democracy is Corrupting Wealth Inequality

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Imagine a town of 1,000 adults and their dependents in which one person holds the vast majority of wealth and political influence. Would that qualify as a democracy? Now imagine that 100 of … Continue reading

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The Long Cycles Have All Turned: Look Out Below

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds Long cycles operate at such a glacial pace they’re easily dismissed as either figments of fevered imagination or this time it’s different. But since Nature and human nature remain stubbornly grounded by the same … Continue reading

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Flattening the curve or flattening the global poor? How Covid lockdowns obliterate human rights and crush the most vulnerable

By Stavroula Pabst and Max Blumenthal Source: The Grayzone Marketed as life-saving public health measures, lockdowns triggered death and economic devastation on a global scale while doing little to slow the spread of Covid-19. Now, they’re back with a vengeance. … Continue reading

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Corporate Power: Who Owns the World?

By Dr. Joseph Mercola Source: The Herland Report Who Owns the World? A handful of mega corporations — private investment companies — dominate every aspect of our lives; everything we eat, drink, wear or use in one way or another. … Continue reading

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When Everything Is Artifice and PR, Collapse Beckons

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds The notion that consequence can be as easily managed as PR is the ultimate artifice and the ultimate delusion. The consequences of the drip-drip-drip of moral decay is difficult to discern in … Continue reading

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America’s Bottom 50% Have Nowhere To Go But Down

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds One might anticipate that the bottom 50%’s meager share of the nation’s exploding wealth would have increased as smartly as the wealth of the billionaires, but alas, no. America’s economy has changed … Continue reading

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America Is Now a Kleptocrapocracy

By Charles Hugh Smith Source: Of Two Minds I’ve coined a new portmanteau word to describe America’s descent: kleptocrapocracy, a union of kleptocracy (a nation ruled by kleptocrats) and crapocracy, a nation drowning in a moral sewer of rampant self-interest in which … Continue reading

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Planet of the Living Dead (Halloween 2021)

By Mickey Z. Source: Dissident Voice The only thing we have to fear… (the dude who signed Executive Order 9066) Halloween is an odd holiday. The ostensible concept — as it has evolved to become — is to shock, startle, frighten, … Continue reading

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